can you get 9mm bolt thru adaptors for hope pro 2 hubs ?
I asked hope. They don’t make them, but said they’d consider it if there’s enough demand.
So send them an email, let them know the demand is out there.
You’d need a lathe to drill them out properly, if it’s not perfectly concentric you’ll get disc wear issues.
Also, there’s not much (5mm each side) left to support the wheel on the skewer, so with bigger discs at least you end up with some wear on the skewer (from pics I’ve seen). If/when I get around to making some, I’d also turn some spacers on a lathe to spread the load better.Posted 8 years ago
I reckon we should also email Hope suggesting they offer a competing 9mm axle… RWS is pretty good but quite expensive. However, for the riders out there who can’t afford (or don’t want) to change their forks to bolt through but who have ProII hubs, 9mm bolt through is a great interim or permanent solution that is significantly better than a normal QR.
Now where’s that email address for Hope…Posted 8 years agodickyMember
Just a thought but you could buy one of the on-one 456 front hubs which are 9mm and come with a 9mm QR skewer. I got mine for £25 but I’ve seen they are going for £15 in the current sale. Even if you throw away the hub (!) you still get a 9mm skewer a lot cheaper than a DT RWS. I’ve got the hub and skewer on some Revelations and because of the wide clamping area it seems to stiffen the fork up significantly.Posted 8 years ago
I’ve managed to get hold of some converters and Im using these axles/quick releases
Seems quite stiff, but easy to take the wheel in and out but the axles are quite heavy.Posted 8 years ago
It really does seem like a silly gap in the market here that no one is paying attention to,
using QRs based on road biking standard is crazy when dropouts will take a larger and stiffer axle
especially in these financially unsure times
i wish i could afford 150 quids worth of new lowers and then new brakes and hub adaptors to fit a QR15s
i managed to track down a 10mm/ 9mm QR axle set from ebay US about half the price of 1 rws skewer
ive upgraded my back end but (pro II) but cant upgrade the front
surely hope could do some of their excellent QR skewers in 9 and 10mm in a kit with adaptors for their hubs
let a lot of folks upgrade their older bikes and swipe some business away from the very expensive DTswiss
even a tube 15mm external and 9mm internal would let you use the qr 15 adaptors with your 9mm axle
right im off to email BETD and see what they say!Posted 8 years ago
I found them on ebay. Chumba were selling loads of them but they seem to have stopped now.
This was the link
To be honest I wish I’d brought a second pair cant find them anywhere now.Posted 8 years ago
I think if you’re going to bother with 9mm front/10mm rear axles then they need to have something other than a regular QR lever to clamp them or you’re not really going to gain that much. Clamping force is as important as axle stiffness. I’d settle for a really simply nut/bolt style arrangement myself…Posted 8 years ago
heres the email i sent to them….
Hi was wondering if you guys had any plans to make any 9mm qr adaptors for your hubs
cant afford an upgrade of new lowers or new forks but ive got hold of a 9mm QR axle
even a metal tube with 15mm external and 9mm internal diameter would let me run the axle with some qr 15 adaptors, but at a weight penalty i suppose
infact if you made some of your QR axles in oversize 9mm and sold them with adaptors to fit your hubs i reckon you would make a killing and probably swipe some business from dtswiss too as their RWS skewers are nice but very pricey
ChrisPosted 8 years ago
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